Keith Mann Urges People To Show Their Gratitude Towards Police

Keith Mann is known for his generous donations and as an all-around philanthropist in the city of New York, but lately he is concerned about a group of people not generally affiliated with charity work: the NYPD. The Dynamic Search Partners founder took some time out to buy lunch for the entire 54th street precinct in an effort to boost morale among the officers following the violent acts that the police have had to deal with lately.

Along with his wife Keely, Mann bought lunch for all of the officers as a show of gratitude for all of the work that they do. The cause is something close to his heart and he admits that the violence surrounding police has been hitting close to home. Keely’s uncle serves as a Staten Island detective so the violence and general negativity around the force is worrisome.

Mann explained that lately police have been attacked at events that were supposed to be peaceful protests and this angers him because the police do so much work to help protect others. He added that he thinks most people actually feel positive towards the police, but they don’t speak up. Instead they remain the silent majority and that means all the police feel is the negative sentiment. For this reason, he urges everyone to speak up and say thank you. By buying lunch he hopes the NYPD realizes the city is behind them, and to make sure they got the gesture a few weeks later he bought the precinct lunch again.

This is obviously a cause he cares about as he took the time to remark that officers should all be thanked because they are people just like you and me. Keith Mann continued to say that they go home to their families and behind the uniform are no different then anyone else. They have training for situations that civilians will never have to encounter because they take on the risks instead.

Outside of praising the NYPD for their work Keith Mann also donates to the Uncommon Schools to help grads become equipped for tools they need to find jobs and works with Hopes and Heroes.

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Avi Weisfogel’s GoFundMe Campaign Is A Beacon For New Smiles

Recent statistics reveal approximately 7,000 babies are born each year with a cleft palate or cleft lip, also referred to as “harelip,” yet Dr. Avi Weisfogel says there is something everyone can do to help; donate to his GoFundMe campaign. Proceeds go to Operation Smile, a medical charity organization that provides free surgical assistance to indigent families. It’s one of the largest charities for children in the world, working in more than 60 countries to help heal smiles.

The cleft lip and palate is a malformation, characterized by a slit in the upper lip that goes up to the base of the nose. It is also often associated with a separation or slit in the roof of the mouth. One in 10 of these children born will die before their first birthday. Children who do survive are often unable to communicate, eat, or even smile. In many places, they are rejected, and in far too many cases, parents are unable to meet the costs of necessary surgeries. Operation Smile partners with health professionals and health organizations around the world to provide a free surgery, yet there still is a lack of funds. The surgery itself remains free but costs for pre-analysis, anesthesia and drugs are still a factor. Dr. Weisfogel believes every child deserves a future filled with hope, thus he started the GoFundMe campaign to help support the mission of Operation Smile, and offset some of these costs.

A Commitment to Helping Others

With early vision and commitment, Weisfogel opened his own dental care facility in Old Bridge, New Jersey, and then went on to create a new innovative business model that fused dental and medical science. What started as a means of helping dental patients with sleep apnea problems became guided by runaway popularity. Dr. Weisfogel co-founded Dental Sleep Masters, training dental professionals on the hallmark of marketing to sleep apnea patients, and his forward-thinking development strategy has enabled his business to grow and expand strongly.

More recently, Avi Weisfogel champions weighty causes, like his devotion to raising money for Operation Smile. “Helping find meaningful solutions have always been a desire of mine, and partnering with this organization is invaluable.”

Follow Dr. Weisfogel’s Facebook feed for updates on his Operation Smile GoFundMe campaign.